Sunday, August 16, 2015

Pic of the Week

Hisashi Iwakuma and catcher Jesus Sucre celebrate the
Seattle pitcher's no-hitter Wednesday.

A few facts about no-hitters and Safeco Field in Seattle:

  • The previous 12 no-hitters were thrown in National League parks, meaning no DH.
  • The last three no-hitters in American League parks came in Safeco.
  • The last no-hitter in an American League park other than Safeco was Jered Weaver's no-no against the Twins on May 2, 2012.
  • The AL no-hitter before Weaver's? Former Twin Phil Humber's perfect game, probably the most unlikely perfecto in history in terms of the quality of the pitcher, on April 12, 2012. It came in Safeco.
There are a lot of factors involved in no-hitters. But the Seattle park seems to be pretty friendly for the feat.

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